Low sun on a winter morning.
This year I would really like to try out a seasonal challenge in which I take photos each season and compile them in a post at the end of the month. Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year: there’s the cosiness of Christmas, beautiful frost of a morning, and the very picturesque snowy hills. Here are all the photos I managed to capture of this wonderful time of year:
Which of these photos is your favourite?
My favourite has got to be the one of the lightbulb. I think the contrast of the hygge lighting and cold outdoors makes it look super cosy!
Hope you all have a great Spring,
Thank you so much Zoe for the idea for this post! Make sure to check out her blog, YouTube and Instagram if you haven’t already. Between now and Christmas I’d like to complete a few festive things (big and small) and this post is going to be a place for all of those ideas! Also, if you don’t know what activities to do in the holidays, then this is a perfect place to find things to do.
Go to a Christmas/local market
This is an item on my list that I have already completed! Last Friday I went to a nighttime market after school and it was very jolly. All the Christmas lights are up in town so that definitely added to the coziness (despite it being freezing). I love buying local produce and this market was a hive for that sort of stuff!
Make a gingerbread house
This one is a bit ambitious but with patience I’m sure that I’ll be able to achieve it. Usually we buy a kit and just do the decorating. However, that doesn’t usually take long. So to make the project last a bit longer I’ve had the idea to make it from scratch! If it goes well then I’ll definitely post it on my Instagram.
We do have chestnuts and we do have an open fire! Now the only thing we need is time.
Watch Christopher Robin on the sofa with a hot chocolate
This activity is much less demanding from the money-aspect of things. My mum and I really love Winnie-The-Pooh and when Christopher Robin came out we were immediately obsessed! We don’t yet have the DVD so that’s on the Christmas Wishlist. Christmas can be super busy so it would be nice to find a free afternoon to do this!
Make a Christmas/Winter wreath
Back in Autumn my friend and I made autumn wreaths out of all of the fallen orange leaves. I’d like to do the same but for Christmas. There’s not much foliage about in Winter but I’m sure I’ll be able to find some evergreens and pinecones! If all else fails we do have a wreath for the door but I thought that it would be nice to make my own this year. If you get your friends or family around it can be a great activity to do with them!
And that makes a perfect five things to achieve this season! If you end up recreating any of these ideas then do let me know via Instagram. I am aware that not all of my readers are Christian but hopefully you’ll be able to do some of these things without the Christmas twist! (such as making a winter wreath, or going to a local market) Thank you all for reading and have a lovely week!
What are your favourite Christmas activities? Do you have any winter traditions?